Kevin Durant is far from the most popular man in the NBA right now after his move from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Golden State Warriors this summer.
It was a move that didn't sit right with a lot of people. Especially when you consider that Durant and the Thunder led the Warriors 3-1 in the Western Conference Finals, only to succumb to the 2015 champions in seven games.
Ultimately, the Warriors lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in seven games and they failed to retain the Larry O'Brien trophy. KD has joined their ranks to help them once again sit atop of the NBA, but his latest comments while on duty with Team USA are sure to confuse and infuriate in equal measure.
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“I told myself before I left my room, I’m at my best if I don’t care if we win or lose,” Durant said, via USA Today Sports. “It might be different for other players. But for me, I’m more free and aggressive, and it’s way more fun for me if I don’t care about the outcome. I know if I go out there and be who I am, the outcome will dictate itself.”
This could be construed that Durant - the 2014 MVP - does not care about winning. In which case, it would make his rationale for his move to Oakland all the more perplexing.
However, it appears Durant was trying to say that when he focuses on his own performance, it tends to yield the results. Nothing wrong with that, KD.
Durant takes part in a gold medal game for Team USA on Sunday against Serbia at the Rio Olympics, and you can bet he wants to win that.